The products grouped in this sector are grown throughout Andalusia, although predominantly in the province of Cadiz, an area with a Mediterranean marine climate.
Irrigation infrastructures, the quality of the soil and mild winter temperatures make this area particularly apt for growing these vegetables. Andalusia provides the market with a lengthy season, sowing from summer to winter and consequently harvesting from autumn to the following summer. Andalusia’s long production period provides cabbage and cabbage-like vegetable markets with a very profitable and necessary source of supply as an alternative to other Mediterranean areas.
Broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages are sold primarily as fresh produce, with exports to Northern European countries such as England, Germany, Holland and the Nordic countries during 9 months of the year (from October to June). Nonetheless, much of the harvest is also directed to the domestic market as well as for freezing and canning.